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September 10, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers
Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. Dan Quayle has a net worth of roughly $1.2 million, but stands to gain income later in his life from a family trust worth an estimated $600 million, according to financial disclosure forms released by his office Friday. Quayle's largest personal asset is his home in McLean, Va., a wealthy suburb of Washington.
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August 5, 2012 | Robin Abcarian
In Mitt Romney's quest for the perfect presidential running mate, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman seems to have the right stuff. With nearly 14 years in Congress, he's an experienced politician at ease on the public stage. Having served in President George W. Bush's Cabinet, he knows his way around the executive branch. He's a well-liked native son in an important battleground state. But most important, say those who know him, he will never go rogue. "It's important that his mate doesn't distract, and Portman won't do that," said Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, who came to regret his part in selecting then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain's 2008 running mate.
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August 18, 1988 | SARA FRITZ and HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writers
On their first day as a campaign team, Vice President George Bush and his designated running mate, Sen. Dan Quayle, spent much of Wednesday on the defensive--answering questions about the background and qualifications of the young, little known man whom Republicans are about to nominate for vice president.
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September 5, 2008 | Robin Abcarian
Here is something you might not have thought about much lately, but by the time Nov. 4 rolls around, trust us, you will know it better than you know your own mother: Governors make decisions. They are chief executives. They veto stuff. They never vote "present." Sarah Palin took a few minutes during a luncheon for the Republican Governors Assn. on Thursday to press the argument that her 21 months as Alaska's governor have given her a leg up on her opponent, or rather, her ticket mate's opponent.
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June 22, 2007 | Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
For the last four years, Vice President Dick Cheney has made the controversial claim that his office is not fully part of the Bush administration in order to exempt it from a presidential order regulating federal agencies' handling of classified national security information, officials said Thursday.
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August 23, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writers
In a dramatic attempt to put a major controversy behind him, embattled Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. Dan Quayle told the Veterans of Foreign Wars Monday night that "absolutely no influence" was used to get him into the Indiana National Guard in 1969 as the Vietnam War was raging. "My unit had vacancies before I applied, when I applied and after I applied. There was no influence whatsoever," Quayle said. "You more than any other group of Americans need to know the facts."
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August 17, 1988 | JACK NELSON and RICHARD E. MEYER, Times Staff Writers
Vice President George Bush, in a decision that stunned Republican political strategists and some of his own supporters, Tuesday selected Dan Quayle, a relatively unknown 41-year-old junior senator from Indiana, as his vice presidential running mate.
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August 25, 1988 | BOB SECTER and JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writers
Republican vice presidential nominee Dan Quayle offered a brief but passionate defense of his National Guard service to a sympathetic audience of Guard members and veterans on Wednesday, while his Democratic counterpart, Lloyd Bentsen, began some gentle needling designed to keep the issue of Quayle's military service alive. "I'm not looking for any medals," the Indiana senator said to the cheering audience of about 1,000 present and former Guard members, but "I served loyally."
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April 4, 2001 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Dick Cheney cast his first tie-breaking vote in the Senate on Tuesday, rescuing President Bush's budget plan from a Democratic effort to scale back the administration's $1.6-trillion tax cut proposal in order to increase funding for a new Medicare prescription drug benefit. Cheney cast his vote during debate on a budget resolution that includes the outlines of Bush's fiscal policy, including his tax cut plan.
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August 17, 1988 | SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writer
Dan Quayle, the handsome, blond junior senator from Indiana who was chosen as George Bush's running mate on Tuesday, is the first member of the post-World War II baby boom generation ever to be selected for nomination to a national office. At age 41, he is an energetic and affable conservative who specializes in defense and health issues, the grandson of the late conservative newspaper publisher Eugene Pulliam and the father of three young children. His wife, Marilyn, has a law degree.
NATIONAL
February 4, 2008 | DeeDee Correll, Times Staff Writer
No one can agree on what exactly happened the day a Colorado man spotted Dick Cheney strolling the streets of a ski resort town and decided to give the vice president a piece of his mind. Steve Howards, 55, says he walked up to Cheney and delivered his message -- "Your policies in Iraq are disgusting" -- then lightly touched the vice president's shoulder. The White House photographer says he saw Howards slap Cheney on the back.
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July 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart problems, had surgery to replace an implanted device that monitors his heartbeat. Doctors at George Washington University Hospital replaced his battery-powered defibrillator. If the device were to sense an abnormal rhythm, it would deliver an electronic shock to reset Cheney's heart to a normal beat. "The device was successfully replaced without complication," said Megan McGinn, Cheney's deputy press secretary.
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June 29, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Vice President Dick Cheney won't lose his home, office and entertainment expense account after all. The House on Thursday rejected an effort to eliminate the vice president's executive office budget, a move that Democrats tied to Cheney's assertion that his office didn't need to comply with national security disclosure rules required of executive branch agencies. Republicans denounced the proposal as political theater.
NATIONAL
June 22, 2007 | Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
For the last four years, Vice President Dick Cheney has made the controversial claim that his office is not fully part of the Bush administration in order to exempt it from a presidential order regulating federal agencies' handling of classified national security information, officials said Thursday.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, saying his action was driven by a desire to defend Americans' right "to have a government that is honest and peaceful." The Ohio congressman said Cheney manipulated and fabricated intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq war. Kucinich said it was important to introduce the legislation "because the threat of war against Iran is very real."
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March 6, 2007 | James Gerstenzang and Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writers
Vice President Dick Cheney is being treated for a blood clot in his left leg, his office announced Monday -- a condition that, if left untreated, can be deadly if the clot breaks loose and reaches the heart, brain or lungs. The vice president, who has had four heart attacks and experienced other cardiovascular problems over the last three decades, is being treated with blood-thinning medication, said his deputy press secretary, Megan McGinn.
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February 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Ronald Reagan's White House physician said Monday he now believes that executive power should have been transferred to then-Vice President George Bush after Reagan was shot on March 30, 1981. Dr. Daniel Ruge said that in hindsight, the emergency provisions of the 25th Amendment allowing for the transfer of authority should have been invoked after the assassination attempt.
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March 6, 2007 | James Gerstenzang and Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writers
Vice President Dick Cheney is being treated for a blood clot in his left leg, his office announced Monday -- a condition that, if left untreated, can be deadly if the clot breaks loose and reaches the heart, brain or lungs. The vice president, who has had four heart attacks and experienced other cardiovascular problems over the last three decades, is being treated with blood-thinning medication, said his deputy press secretary, Megan McGinn.
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February 17, 2007 | Maura Reynolds and James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writers
Vice President Dick Cheney is set to depart Monday for a weeklong trip to Asia, and many in Washington are wondering whether he might be grateful for an excuse to high-tail it out of town. The past few weeks have not been kind to the vice president -- or at least to his public image. Last week, a close ally was dressed down by the Pentagon inspector general for skewing intelligence before the Iraq war.
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July 2, 2006 | Ludmilla Lelis, Orlando Sentinel
Playing off the patriotic themes that dominated the Daytona International Speedway this weekend, Vice President Dick Cheney spent his time at the Pepsi 400 praising the military and hailing its ties to NASCAR. "On Independence Day weekend, we're reminded how fortunate we are to live in freedom and to call this place home," Cheney told the 150,000-plus fans before Saturday's race. "We're grateful above all to the men and women who defend us," he said.
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